Building Inspector

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Description
Job Summary: This position is an administrative, supervisory and technical position that is responsible for planning and directing residential and commercial project safety and code compliance.

Major Duties

  • Plans, directs, and supervises the Building Inspection employees engaged in the day-to-day activities which directly related to the enforcement of zoning laws and building, electrical, housing, plumbing, heat and air conditioning codes;
  • Schedules, assigns, inspects and evaluates work; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; monitors work on a daily basis; reviews and evaluates employee performance;
  • Conducts field inspections of residential and commercial construction sites and structures to ensure compliance with city,county, state and federal codes, ordinances and regulations; maintains inspection log;
  • Conducts pre-construction meetings;
  • Reviews plans and specifications for proposed commercial construction;
  • Reviews, inspects and recommends corrective action for drainage and erosion and sedimentation control on individual subdivision and/or commercially developed lots;
  • Interprets codes and ordinances for contractors and property owners, answers questions related to building construction, codes and regulations;
  • Inspects unsafe buildings to include those that are burned or abandoned and recommends abatement procedures if appropriate;
  • Patrols and monitors assigned area including demolition, new construction, renovation, housing violations and basic building and mechanical inspections;
  • Inspects buildings for type of occupancy in relation to building type;
  • Issues warnings; stops work orders and citations for non-compliance;
  • Inputs inspection reports in computer for access and storage;
  • Attends and participates in meetings regarding assigned site locations and projects;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required by the Position

  • Knowledge of City and department policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of City, State and Federal building codes;
  • Knowledge of modern building construction, electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning practices, methods, materials and equipment;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions;
  • Knowledge of generally accepted engineering, construction and building practices;
  • Skill in using independent judgment and discretion;
  • Skill in prioritizing and scheduling assignments;
  • Skill in communicating effectively with contractors, builders, developers, the general public and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds;
  • Skill in basic computer applications for word processing and spreadsheets;
  • Ability to understand and interpret building construction plans and specifications;

Minimum Qualifications
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree preferred; five (5) years of progressively responsible related experience in construction trade; must possess a Building Inspector and Soil Inspector Certification; must possess valid State of Georgia driver's license; equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

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